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Minnesota Lakes to See Boost in Indian Walleye Fishing

Some Minnesota lakes are set to see an increase in Indian netting and spearing for walleye. State and tribal officials say the expected rise this spring is due at least in part to stricter protections for walleye in Lake Mille Lacs, leading to an increase in off-reservation spearing and netting.

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Home, Cabin Destroyed in Todd County Grass Fire

A home and a cabin were destroyed by a grass fire in Todd County. The Sheriff's Office says the incident happened at about 6:00 p.m. on Saturday in Bartlett Township near Staples.

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Supporters of Convicted Killer Byron Smith Meet Regularly

Nearly a year after a Little Falls homeowner was found guilty of fatally shooting two teenage intruders, those who believe he was wrongly convicted meet regularly to strategize on how to reverse the jury's verdict.

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Minneapolis Police Arrest Second Suspect in Double Homicide

Minneapolis police have arrested a second suspect in a double homicide last week on the city's north side. Police say the 30-year-old man turned himself in on Sunday after officers worked with his family to make an arrest.

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Advocates, Lawmakers Cheer Sexual Assault Prevention Bill

A push to strengthen sexual assault policies at Minnesota colleges is moving through the Legislature, with advocates saying it will provide more options for victims.

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Prescribed Fires Planned Along Wobegon Trail, Highway 371

MnDOT will be doing some controlled burns again this spring. Traffic should not be affected, and all roads and trails will remain open. The prescribed fires are used to improve native vegetation and weed control.

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Grass Fire Burns Across 5 Acres in Southern St. Louis County

Authorities say warm temperatures and dry conditions led to a grass fire that burned across five acres in St. Louis County. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says the fire started Saturday afternoon when a homeowner was burning cardboard in a burn barrel in Rice Lake Township.

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Mille Lacs Resort Owner Likes New Northern Pike Regulations

The Minnesota DNR made headlines this week with the announcement that anglers could only take one walleye per day from Lake Mille Lacs. But, they also changed the northern pike regulations.

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UPDATE – Medical Examiner: Missing Crystal Boy Found Dead In River

A body found in the Mississippi River over the weekend has been identified as that of a 10-year-old Crystal boy who has been missing for nearly a month.

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Driver Is Charged In Crash That Killed 3 Carleton Students

The driver in a crash that killed three Carleton College students last year is charged with a misdemeanor count of careless driving.

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